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Aircraft Carrier
USS Ronald Reagan CVN 76


Homeported July 23, 2004
San Diego, California


The USS Ronald Reagan will relocate to Japan in 2015, and will be replaced by the USS Theodore Roosevelt from Norfolk VA.

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The Aircraft Carrier USS Ronald Reagan CVN 76
Size:
  • Flight deck: 4.5 acres
  • 20 stories above the waterline
  • 1,092 feet in length. (Nearly equals the height of the Empire State Bldg.
  • 4 high speed aircraft elevators, each over 4,000 square feet
  • 4 bronze propellers, each weighing 66,200 lbs, and 21 feet across
  • 2 rudders, each weighing 50 tons, and measuring 29 by 22 feet

Capacity:

  • Home to approximately 6,000 Navy personnel
  • 18,150 meals served per day
  • Carries enough food and supplies to operate for 90 days
  • 400,000 gallons of fresh water distilled from sea water daily
  • 1,400 telephones, 28,000 sheets, 14,000 pillowcases
  • Almost 30,000 light fixtures and 1,325 miles of cable and wiring

Capability:

  • Top speed: over 30 knots
  • Powered by: two nuclear reactors that are capable of operating for over 20 years without refueling
  • Carries over 80 combat aircraft
  • Three arresting cables can stop a 28-ton aircraft landing at 150 mph in less than 400 feet
  • Expected to operate in the fleet for approximately 50 years

Stats from the U.S. Navy



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